The Registered Nurse (RN) is administratively responsible to the Nurse Manager of the Surgical Outpatient Clinics (SOPC). The Registered Nurse uses the nursing process to implement patient care for self and others. He/she models the interdisciplinary team approach to patient care and involves others in this process. The Registered Nurse communicates well with the members of the interdisciplinary team and collaborates with the team for patient care. The Registered Nurse (SOPC): Handles complex patients and patient situations. Participates in the workings of the unit/work group/team. Provides safe, quality care to patients and possesses the ability and skills necessary to assume charge duties. Maintains the responsibility for guiding, directing and appraising the performance of support staff. Possesses an understanding of assigned surgical clinics, clinic flow, and those factors that can impede flow. Implements measures/procedures that directly impact flow. Provides coverage to all surgical clinics as assigned and maintains all required procedural and core competencies. Possesses the ability to assist each patient from check-in to check-out and other responsibilities as assigned. Administers moderate sedation/analgesia under the immediate direct supervision of a physician who is clinically privileged to perform moderate sedation. Demonstrates dedication to the nursing profession and represents nursing in the community and professional activities. Provides education to patient, families and significant others; administers medications and treatment; participates in the quality improvement process; and is attuned to the needs of adult and geriatric patients. Practices in accordance with and adhering to regulations such as the Nurse Practice Act, VHA policies and procedures, and those of outside accrediting bodies. Demonstrates leadership in planning, implementing, evaluating, and improving holistic care delivery using collaborative strategies with others while ensuring compliance with the Medical Center/VISN mission and nationally recognized standards. Pay Schedule: NG42 Work Schedule: Primarily Administrative, Monday through Friday ("Day Shift"), with flexibility to provide infrequent coverage for evenings/weekends in unusual circumstances as necessary for patient care needs. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.